A few months ago, an international gospel singer posted a picture of himself and his newly wedded wife, in a sexually suggestive pose. As you can imagine, the “uncles and aunties” of Jesus flooded social media in indignation. To be fair, there was an understanding group who laughed it off as youthful exuberance and wedding bliss.
The singer may or may not have committed a faux pas, in view of his industry. But let’s even assume he did. I thought about a few mistakes I’ve made in life. And, it struck me that while some may point fingers, God is not like that.
This scripture is true: “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 NKJV
When you take a misstep, God’s instinctive reaction is to create a plan to get you out, while minimizing the damage. He is passionate about helping you and is not quick to condemn you. Imagine him as a project manager who sees a problem and swings into damage control immediately. “How can I rescue my child? Can I support him or her through the natural consequences? What extenuating circumstances can I use to minimize the outcome?”
That’s who God is. He is that advocate you want in your corner. Though he knows every single detail of your past, he is concerned about ensuring you serve the lightest sentence. He is not looking to prosecute you.
If you can see God like that, then maybe it will be easier to let him into your imperfect world.
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